Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pack Your Bags!

Well, for me it's just wishful thinking, but for my buddy at work, she is headed to warmer weather!  I have to say, I have a bit of envy.  Each year when almost everyone around me at work goes to some place warm and I do not, I feel a little green.   I enjoyed making this card thinking about what a fun time she will have.  Lucky girl! I might not be able to "get away", but with my little Cricut and all of its wonderful carts, I can have my own little "get away"! 

I used Pack Your Bags for the girl (my friend is a hot chick!).  The Umbrella is from Life is a Beach and the sun is from Simply Charmed - he is too fun with those sunglasses! 

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

More Boxes

I made these boxes for my grand kids.  I don't like wrapping gifts, so when I saw the idea of doing "wrapping" with my Cricut, I had to do it.  These took way more time than conventional wrapping, but they were fun to do!

This one is my my granddaughter who loves princesses and loves it when I make her one, so  I used Once Upon a Princess, Joys of the Season and Gypsy Wanderings.

I made this one for my grandson.  He loves Sponge Bob!  When I bought the cartridge, my husband said he could not understand why I had bought it.  I responded, "Because it was on sale!!!"  Now, I have a grandson so it is perfect!  I also used Joys of the Season and Winter Frolic.  I added "snow" to the hat and pop dots to the presents for added dimension.  I think it turned out stinking cute!

ETA:  Sponge Bob was picked up as the "Project of the Day" on the Cricut Circle Blog!!!

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Jada's Christmas Gift

I detest, hate, loathe, despise wrapping gifts!  I usually try to convince my awesome husband to do it for me.  He, unlike me, likes to wrap gifts!  This has been a problem for me since I was a child and was insulted.  I am grown up now, but the feeling associated with wrapping gifts has never gone away.  I saw on the Cricut Circle the challenge to do gift wrapping.  I didn't do this soon enough to enter, but I really liked the idea of doing "wrapping" gifts with my Cricut.  How fun!

I bought these plain white boxes at the dollar store 3/$1!  I used the Rock Princess for the girl and Hoot-n-Holler for the hat.  I think she turned out pretty darn cute!  My daughter has seen it under the tree and loves it!  I hope to have enough time to do one for each of my grand kids too!

I used a couple more of my carts!  Love it!

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Oh {Cookie} Christmas Tree!

We got a real tree this year.  It is so full and beautiful!  We made popcorn garland and cookie ornaments.  We also have candy canes and tinsel.  Mostly, the tree is edible!  Yummy! 

My daughter and I made the cookies on the Cricut cake machine using the Gingerbread cart.   It was great bonding time.  My daughter decorated them all.  This cart was great as it gave my young daughter a spring board on how to decorate them.  I think she did a great job! 

We had to go buy a star as our angel was too fancy.  It's not on the tree here.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Feeling Blue?

I made card for a colleague that is just not feeling up-to-snuff.  The inside has a lot of cuts of different animals to represent "the gang", but I forgot to take a picture of that.  Oh well, the recipient really liked it! 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

SnowFlakes Border

I made these snowflakes from several carts:  Gypsy Wanderings, Joys of the Season, Designer Calendar and something else.  Sorry, I didn't save the file, so I can't recall the other one(s).   I then had the kids apply glue and glitter.  IRL the snow flakes sparkle brilliantly.  The picture does not sparkle.   I had the kids use the Martha Stewart glow-in-the-dark glitter.  They had so much fun running into the dark bathroom so they could see them.  They are eager to come at night to see it "lit up"!   The snowflakes  are not perfect, but that adds to the charm.  The kids love to decorate my calendar holder.  They always come to see if the latest creation that they made is up there!  Goodness knows I can't even take a picture off of the fridge for months!  lol!

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Friday, December 9, 2011

O Christmas Tree

I could hardly wait today for the Gypsy to be done syncing!  It took a couple of hours to get it up to date!  I didn't think I was that far behind, but I guess I was.  I updated it just so I could cut out this adorable beaver from Go Canada!  There are some super cute images on this cart. 

The tree is from the Cricut Circle exclusive cart: Sophie.  Sophie has a lot of wonderful images to cut out.  I have been enjoying this cart a lot!  The stamp is from CTMH and the punch is from SU!

My photography still still have not improved!  lol!

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